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Job Search Tip of the Week #43 (2018)

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Job Search Tip of the Week #43 (2018)

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Are You Ready for a Test Drive?

Job Simulations, In-Box Exercises, and Other Predictive Hiring Tools



You wouldn’t buy new wheels without first taking ’em out on the road for a spin, would you? Well, employers are increasingly applying that same concept to their hiring processes – and taking job seekers for a test drive.

Sixty-six percent of American employers have made at least one hiring mistake in the past year, according to a study by employment website CareerBuilder. Another recent survey by online payroll provider SurePayroll found these regrettable hiring decisions often result from inadequate and inaccurate assessments of personality, character, and/or skill set during the candidate evaluation process.

That’s why job simulations, in-box exercises, and the like are taking over interview rooms.

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Job Search Tip of the Week #45 (2017)

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How to Seal the Deal: Proper Post-Interview Etiquette

Seal the Deal, Get the Job!



You’ve undoubtedly heard countless times before, “The interview starts the moment you walk in the door.” However, did you know that it lasts long after you walk out? Your post-interview behavior may affect a hiring manager’s decision to extend you a job offer.

So what’s your exit strategy to continue making a positive impression and land your dream job? For proper post-interview etiquette, think “AT CTC”:

A is for Ask

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Job Search Tip of the Week #6 (2017)

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Defining “Why should we hire you?”



Why should we hire you?
(One of the most commonly proposed interview questions.)
Why • should • we • hire • you? [ Wī / shood / wē / hī(ə)r / yoo? ]

Known synonyms:
  • What can you do for the company?
  • What would you contribute to the company?
  • What do you have to offer the company?
  • Why should you be chosen over other candidates who may have stronger qualifications or more experience?

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